Ok, I am 10+ months into EBFing (pumping at work) and have never had any pain with it. Not even at the beginning. D latched perfectly from the get-go and we've had a fantastic bf'ing relationship since. The past few days, however, have been excruciating. My nipples are killing me. The best way I can describe it is it's like I have ground up glass in my nipples when he nurses or I pump. And the tissue around my nipples looks red, especially after a nursing or pumping session. It hurts so badly it brings tears to my eyes. Tonight I cut his nursing session shirt because I just couldn't take it anymore (it was his bedtime session and he was really just comfort sucking, not really eating anymore). I am thinking it's a case of thrush maybe? Sound familiar to anyone? Should I call my OB? The ped?
ETA: My nipples are hard ALL.THE.TIME the past few days. And super-sensitive. Ouch!